[Epub] ❥ Gallows Thief By Bernard Cornwell – Bluevapours.co.uk Rider Sandman having fought Napoleon in the French wars expected to lead the life of an English country gentleman but now two years after Waterloo his family is impoverished his name is disgraced and Rider Sandman having fought Napoleon in the French wars expected to lead the life of an English country gentleman but now two years after Waterloo his family is impoverished his name is disgraced and he has been forced to relinuish the woman he loves from her obligation to marry him Desperate to earn money he accepts the job of being the government's Investigator; an official who discovers whether petitions for mercy sent by condemned criminals should be granted His first case concerns a portrait painter who is due to hang for murder in a week's time and the government makes it clear that they want the verdict confirmedBut Rider Sandman whose ualifications for the post are nonexistent discovers that the painter is almost certainly innocent and as he peels back the layers of a corrupt penal system he finds himself pitted against some of the wealthiest and most ruthless men in Regency England who want to keep the truth hidden.
Cornwell was born in London in His father was a Canadian airman and his mother who was English a member of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force He was adopted and brought up in Essex by the Wiggins family who were members of the Peculiar People a strict Protestant sect who banned frivolity of all kinds and even medicine After he left them he changed his name to his birth mother's maiden n.
- Mass Market Paperback
- 384 pages
- Gallows Thief
- Bernard Cornwell
- 02 April 2014 Bernard Cornwell